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Scholarship Opportunities

NSHSS works to continuously provide scholarship opportunities to our members to defray the costs associated with college and life-changing educational programs. A variety of scholarships are available for high school students to support college tuition at the accredited college or university of the member’s choosing, study abroad programs and special leadership and skills development programs through NSHSS partners. 

College members also have access to scholarships to further support their collegiate studies, as well as opportunities to attend exclusive conferences such as Clinton Global Initiative University and the annual Nobel Prize week festivities in Stockholm, Sweden.  

NSHSS is a long-time member and supporter of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA), a nonprofit, membership association that advances the collective impact of scholarship providers and the scholarships they award. NSPA was established in 1999 by Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Fastweb.com, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Scholarship America to facilitate the creation of scholarship best practices, encourage professional development and to establish cooperative relationships among scholarship providers.

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Scholarship updates are posted monthly in our newsletter, The Scholar’s Journal. As scholarships open, they are posted online in your member dashboard under "Apply for Scholarships" once you are logged in. Be sure to set your contact preferences on your member profile to allow communication from NSHSS in order to have scholarship details sent to you.

For most scholarships, you will need to include a personal statement; resume of honors, awards, leadership activities, extracurricular activities, and community service; educator recommendation; transcript, and photo. If you are applying for more than one scholarship, you may submit one transcript and recommendation to use for multiple scholarships. The educator recommendation form is online and the link is provided in the scholarship applications. Review all guidelines for particular scholarships before submitting the application.

Please click the plus sign under details to learn more about each scholarship opportunity.

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

NSHSS-DECA Entrepreneurial Scholar Awards

The DECA-Claes Nobel Entrepreneurial Scholar Award is open to NSHSS students who are also DECA members and who intend to pursue a college major in marketing, finance, hospitality or business. The $1,000 scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Applicants may be U.S. or international students.
A total of three (3) scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded and presented to scholars at the DECA International Career Conference, April 23-26, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Application Requirements:
Personal response of up to 500 words answering one of two questions below
• Transcript
• Educator recommendation
• Resume
• Photo
• Response (up to 500 words) to one of the following questions:
a. How is your membership in DECA preparing you for your future career and college goals?
b. Discuss the college major you plan to pursue, why you are considering this major, and why might this particular field be a good match for you own skills, experiences, and interests.

The application will be in your member dashboard. The deadline is December 31, 2015.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

St. Michaels Boarding School Scholarship 2016

Win a $50,000 boarding school! Open to students in the U.S. and Canada with high school graduation years of 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

NSHSS partner, St. Michaels University School (SMUS), located in Victoria, British Columbia, is one of Canada’s top boarding schools. On the heels of last year’s successful Best School Year Ever contest, St. Michaels is once again offering a $50,000 full-year boarding scholarship for grade 8 – 12 students. The winner receives a full-year scholarship to live and study as a boarder on campus at St. Michaels University School.

The winner of this once-in-a-lifetime high school experience will:
• Pursue their best-ever academic performance, supported by top-notch teachers.
• Make lifelong friendships forged by the bond of living and learning at SMUS.
• Share their boarding school experience with the world on a blog and in SMUS webisodes.

Contestants who enter BEFORE JANUARY 10, 2016 could win:
• The grand prize of full tuition for boarding and study for the 2016-2017 school year, valued at $50,000.
• One of two runner-up prizes of $10,000 SMUS boarding scholarships.
• Three finalists win an all-expense paid trip with their parents or guardians to Victoria, BC.
• Three finalists interview with at least two members of our all-star alumni panel, including basketball superstar Steve Nash.

For more details on how to apply, visit www.BestSchoolYearEver.ca or text your questions to 250-370-6170.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

2016 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations - Event Package Scholarship Opportunity

2016 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations
Dates: February 16 -19, 2016 in New York City, NY
Eligibility: NSHSS high school junior or senior; NSHSS college freshmen or sophomore
Must be at least 16 years of age by February 15, 2016
Event package with discount and opportunity to apply for scholarship through YA UN: deadline: January 15, 2016

NSHSS partner Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, is providing members with special discounts for the event package options to attend the 2016 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York City. Members who choose to apply with an event package are eligible to win a $1000-2000 scholarship through YA UN at the end of the conference.

The Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations is a unique platform created by Friendship Ambassadors Foundation to foster dialogue and generate partnerships between exceptional youth, UN high officials and staff, private sector, and civil society. Its mission is to empower youth to become active participants in the successful implementation of the newly adopted development agenda for 2030–the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals.

More details are found here: http://www.nshss.org/about-nshss/partnerships-and-collaborations/friendship-ambassadors-foundationyouth-assembly-at-the-united-nations/ Please read the terms and conditions carefully for the two-day conference before applying:
http://www.faf.org/main/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Terms-Conditions.pdf

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Minerva School 4 Year College Scholarship

The Minerva School Scholarship for NSHSS Members

The Scholarship for Perseverance: Minerva has established the Scholarship for Perseverance to identify and reward exceptional NSHSS students who have the courage and ambition to explore new things, and the resilience and maturity to learn from failure. This scholarship will cover four years of full tuition at Minerva ($40,000). To apply, simply complete the free Minerva application and denote your interest in the scholarship at the end of the application process. The first phase takes only fifteen minutes, so get started today.

Deadline is Jan 15, 2016.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Georgetown College Tuition Scholarships 2016

Georgetown College offers a scholarship to all NSHSS members that apply and have been accepted to the College. This academic scholarship is valued at $18, 000 - $22,000 and is renewable for four years.
Eligibility: Must be a member of NSHSS; Apply and be admitted to Georgetown College by February 1st of your senior year.
3.6 unweighted High School GPA.

contact: Georgetown College
admissions@georgetowncollege.edu
1-800-788-9985

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Hollister Co. Anti-Bullying Scholarship 2016

Hollister Co. has launched an ongoing college scholarships program for outstanding students who have academically persevered while experiencing bullying and for those who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities. (Formerly called the A&F Anti-Bullying Scholarship).

Eligibility requirements include high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants may be U.S. or international students.
Scholarship funds will be sent to the university where the student enrolls and can be used for tuition, books, room and board, or other college-related expenses. The $2500 scholarships are renewable for up to three (3) years following the scholarship winner’s freshman year, depending on the student’s academic progress and continuing in full-time student status.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Connect-123 Internship Program Scholarships

NSHSS partner Connect-123 assists gap year, undergraduate and graduate students in finding challenging, career-related internships and volunteer and service learning projects in a wide range of fields including human rights, journalism, education, business consulting, entrepreneurship, health care, engineering and sustainable development. Connect-123 has an extensive network of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin and Shanghai, and their local, on-the-ground staff can find specific opportunities for students according to their academic and career goals. Connect-123 advises program participants prior to departure and provides ongoing support and guidance once abroad, from academic advice and mentoring to hands-on help in case of an emergency. Connect-123 is offering an NSHSS member a scholarship to any destination; the scholarship will cover the program fee, excluding housing. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. For program information, please visit www.connect-123.com. All programs run throughout the year and have flexible start dates and durations. Typical durations are 8 to 12 weeks, however programs can range from 2 weeks to 6 months. The application requires a recommendation, transcript, photo and personal response to the following statement: Please explain in a statement of up to 500 words which program you wish to participate in, what you hope to contribute and to gain from your participation. Apply in your member dashboard: www.nshss.org/dashboard/

Monday, February 1, 2016

African Impact Scholarship

Opportunity for a 4-week Healthcare Project program in St. Lucia, South Africa. NSHSS partner African Impact is a multi-award winning volunteer travel organization that runs and manages meaningful and responsible volunteer experiences, service placements and internship programs throughout Africa. The organization was founded in 2004 in Zimbabwe and since then has grown into the African leaders in volunteer tourism, having facilitated over 12,000 volunteers and interns in 12 countries across the continent. The volunteer experiences offered are based on three key points: 1) volunteers having an amazing time and experiencing everything Africa has to offer; 2) volunteers learning as much as they can about local history, culture and wildlife and soaking up the essence of the country; and 3) supporting local communities and conservation efforts through education and hands-on help. African Impact is offering one scholarship to an NSHSS member to attend a 4-week Healthcare Project program in St. Lucia, South Africa. Applicants must be 18 or older. African Impact is also offering NSHSS members, ages 18 and older, a 10% discount on program registration fees for projects in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. To learn about the full range of programs offered, visit http://www.africanimpact.com. The scholarship application requires a recommendation, transcript, photo and personal statement responding to the following question: Please explain why you wish to participate, the contribution you hope to make, and what you hope to gain from your participation in the African Impact experience. Deadline to apply for the scholarship in your member dashboard: February 1, 2016.

Monday, February 15, 2016

United Planet Merit Scholarship (Shorter Program - Age 16 - 18)

NSHSS partner United Planet is an international non-profit organization, headquartered in Boston, devoted to building a global network of leaders and volunteers which fosters cross-cultural understanding and addresses shared global challenges through immersive international service, internships, and cross-cultural collaboration. United Planet is offering a scholarship for any 1-3 week volunteer program in any of United Planet’s Short-Term Quest Destinations including:

• Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru
• Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
• The Pacific: New Zealand
• Europe: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom
• Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda

Students must be AGE 16 - 18. All NSHSS members will receive 10% off of United Planet’s short-term Quest Volunteer Abroad Programs year-round, and 5% off United Planet’s long-term Quest Volunteer Abroad Programs year round. Note that these discounts cannot be combined with a scholarship. Please visit http://www.unitedplanet.org/volunteer-abroad for more information on United Planet's Volunteer Abroad Programs. *Scholarship recipients must depart on their program by December 31, 2016. Students 16 - 18 may apply for both a full tuition scholarship for a short-term program as well as a $500 scholarship for a long-term program (see www.nshss.org/scholarships to access information regarding the long-term programs). However, students can only be awarded one of these scholarships. *Full tuition scholarship does not cover travel

The application requires a recommendation, transcript, photo, and personal response to the following question: How will your experience living and serving abroad in a different culture inspire and enrich your academic and professional pursuits as an NSHSS scholar? Apply in your member dashboard: www.nshss.org/dashboard/

Monday, February 15, 2016

United Planet Merit Scholarship (Extended Program - Age 16 or older)

NSHSS partner United Planet is an international non-profit organization, headquartered in Boston, devoted to building a global network of leaders and volunteers which fosters cross-cultural understanding and addresses shared global challenges through immersive international service, internships, and cross-cultural collaboration. United Planet is offering five $500 scholarships for any 1-12 week, 6 month or one year volunteer program in any of the program destinations below. Students must be AGE 16 OR OLDER by the dates of the program.
• Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru
• Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
• The Pacific: New Zealand
• Europe: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom
• Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda
All NSHSS members will receive 10% off of United Planet’s short-term Quest Volunteer Abroad Programs year-round, and 5% off United Planet’s long-term Quest Volunteer Abroad Programs year round. Note that these discounts cannot be combined with a scholarship. Please visit http://www.unitedplanet.org/volunteer-abroad for more information on United Planet's Volunteer Abroad Programs. The application requires a recommendation, transcript, photo, and personal response to the following question: How will your experience living and serving abroad in a different culture inspire and enrich your academic and professional pursuits as an NSHSS scholar? Apply in your member dashboard: www.nshss.org/dashboard/
*Scholarship recipients must depart on their program by December 31, 2016. Students 16 or older may apply for both a $500 scholarship for a long-term program as well as a full tuition scholarship for a short-term program (see www.nshss.org/scholarships to access information regarding the short-term programs). However, students can only be awarded one of these scholarships. You may select programs dates and locations but are allowed to change these after submission if you wish.

Friday, February 19, 2016

College Admission Central Offers Science Fair Edge

Gain the Science Fair Edge through College Admission Central!

To compete in prestigious science fairs and win them, you can gain an edge through specialized advice and instruction.

As an NSHSS member, you now have the opportunity to enter our latest scholarship essay contest and win a copy of Science Fair Edge™, the acclaimed multimedia course on how to enter and win local, national, or international science competitions.

Just write a short essay (between 250 and 500 words) responding to the question: “How will a particular advancement in science or engineering (of your choice) address a major problem of our age?"

The contest will close when 100 entries are received, or on Friday, February 19th, 2016, whichever comes first.

Ten winners will be selected to receive total access to the self-paced video program (value $197), a product from NSHSS partner College Admission Central LLC. Science Fair Edge was created by CACentral’s INTEL-ISEF affiliated Science Research Director, Michael Blueglass, who will walk you through the essential elements of researching and producing that winning project.

Good luck!

Apply at: http://www.CollegeAdmissionCentral.com/nshss

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Earth Day Awards 2016

The NSHSS Foundation has partnered with the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) to encourage environmental stewardship among high school students globally through the Earth Day Award competition. Prizes of $500 are awarded to high school students in recognition of environmental stewardship, leadership and volunteerism expressed through the Earth Day projects submitted for the competition. The project was launched in 2013 and is open to all high school students annually.

Applicants are asked to submit details about an environmental project that they are currently working on, or one that will be initiated for Earth Day in their home, school, and/or community. Requirements include a written explanation of the project, including the process, its impact, and how it will impact the future. Submissions should be supplemented with a creative component, such as a video, painting, drawing, or collage that highlights the project. The competition is open to all high school students.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Education First Scholarship

EF International Language Centers offers students the chance to study abroad and learn a language in some of the world’s greatest cities. For over 50 years, our mission has been to give confidence and freedom to people of all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds by providing life-changing education for global citizens. We offer immersive courses in 6 languages and 12 destinations around the globe.
NSHSS members can study French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, or Mandarin Chinese through interactive immersion classes located in some of the world's greatest cities. You'll reside with a local host family, providing a unique opportunity for culture insight.
One scholarship is available for an NSHSS member to study the language of his or her choice in the country and date of their choosing for a two-week period.
Language choice includes: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, or Mandarin Chinese. Countries of choice include: France (Nice or Paris); Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga); Costa Rica (Playa Tamarindo); Italy (Rome); Japan (Tokyo); China (Beijing); and Germany (Berlin or Munich).

Application Requirements:
• Applicants must be at least 16 years of age
• Personal response of up to 500 words explaining why the student wishes to participate in the EF International Language Study program
• Transcript
• Educator recommendation
• Resume of honors and awards, leadership activities, community service activities, extra-curricular activities
• Photo


Student will select the language of study and the program location. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 1, 2016.
The scholarship covers EF’s program fee and includes the following:
• Course Fee
• Books and Learning Material
• Meals (Breakfast and dinner during the week, all meal on Saturday and Sunday)
• Accommodation with a screened local host family
• Airfare voucher up to $1000USD

The scholarship does not include other expenses such as local transportation, events, and travel.

A 5% course discount is available to all active NSHSS members and educators, which can be applied to any intensive language course of two weeks or more in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Singapore, or Costa Rica. This offer cannot be combined with any other EF discount. Interested individuals, ages 16 and older, may apply directly with EF by visiting http://www.ef.edu/ils/?source=00600,Brochures,007934,N1US_EDU_NSHSS . NSHSS will verify that applicants are active members. For the scholarship, apply in your member dashboard: www.nshss.org/dashboard/

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

NSHSS STEM Scholarship 2016

Five $1,000 college scholarships for NSHSS high school seniors graduating in 2016 planning to major in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), including any area related to the medical field. Requirements include a resume, transcript, recommendation, photo, personal statement, and the name and email address of your high school principal and counselor.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Intern Group Scholarship

The Intern Group has partnered with NSHSS to offer one scholarship for 6 weeks in summer 2016 to any of its international program locations (London, Madrid, Colombia, Hong Kong, Australia, or New York [*please note that the New York program is only available to non-US citizens]). This scholarship is an outstanding opportunity to gain valuable international experience to help you stand out from the crowd when you are applying for full time jobs. The Intern Group has previously placed interns with a number of companies and organizations across the globe to enhance cultural understanding and professional development abroad. The application requires a personal statement, transcript, educator or employer recommendation, resume, and photo.

Scholarship Dates
May 7th - June 18th
June 4th - July 16th
July 2nd - August 13th
August 6th - September 17th
September 3rd - October 15th

Scholarship Value - $5,000 - 6,000 USD approx

Requirements
• Must be 18 or older and a full-time undergraduate at a university or community college
• Must be willing to share experiences abroad with the The Intern Group community via weekly blog posts, picture and videos, The Intern Group social media platforms and do a testimonial at the end of time abroad.
• Must be an NSHSS member.
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
• 6 weeks professional internship in the sector of your choice
• Visa
• 6 weeks quality accommodation (private bedroom in good area)
• Airport pick-up (private car to take you to and from the airport and direct to your apartment upon arrival)
• 24/7 emergency assistance from local staff
• Professional development tools and training (communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills)
• Industry-leading workplace performance assessment (created by global HR firm DDI International)
• Cultural and social events
• Written pre-trip Welcome Pack
• Welcome orientation
• Welcome package including city maps, important program information, and transportation card
• An active international community of interns with regular events and organized activities
• Academic credit assistance (where required)

What is not included in the scholarship?
• Flights
• Daily living expenses (food/drink)
• Insurance

Apply for the scholarship in your member dashboard: www.nshss.org/dashboard/.

All NSHSS members receive a 10% discount on a year-round program of their choice. To apply for the 10% discount, please apply through The Intern Group website and indicate that you are an NSHSS member: www.theinterngroup.com/.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Oglethorpe University Scholarship

All NSHSS members admitted to Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA, as freshmen will receive a $10,000 NSHSS-OU Scholarship! This scholarship is awarded $2,500/yr. for four years, and is in addition to other Oglethorpe merit/need based awards you may qualify for. Apply at https://apply.oglethorpe.edu/apply/

*Please note March 4, 2016, is the recommended deadline, but you are still eligible to receive the scholarship if accepted after the deadline.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NSHSS Native American Scholar Awards

Three $1,000 scholarships for NSHSS high school juniors and seniors who are Native American or Alaska Natives. Requirements include a resume, transcript, recommendation, photo, personal statement, and the name and email address of your high school principal and counselor. This scholarship also requires documentation of Native American heritage. You may trace Native American Ancestry at this link: http://www.doi.gov/tribes/trace-ancestry.cfm

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships 2016

$1,000-$5,000 scholarships open to NSHSS high school juniors & seniors. A minimum of 10 applicants will be selected for $5,000 Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship; 75 applicants will be selected for $1,000 National Scholar Awards. There is one application.

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2016

The awards are for the freshman year of college. Apply online in the member dashboard when the application opens. You may cancel the application before submitting but once submitted, it is closed for editing. Requirements: personal statement, resume, educator recommendation submitted online by the recommender, transcript, and a color photo. The statement & resume may be uploaded or copied and pasted into the application. The transcript may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed. The personal statement requires up to 500 words describing how you hope to make a positive impact on society and how your college plans should help you on your journey.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Johns Hopkins University Summer Scholarships

Johns Hopkins University invites you to participate in one of their selective academic programs for mature, high-achieving high school students. Become a university student for a few weeks this summer while you take undergraduate classes at one of America’s most prestigious universities.

The Summer University Program is for students who are academically prepared to enroll in freshman and sophomore-level undergraduate courses. Students choose courses from the summer offerings, lasting two or five weeks, and take classes alongside university students. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR SUMMER UNIVERSITY (INCLUDING MINI-TERMS)…
You must be at least 16 years old by June 30, 2016
• Have completed your sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school
• Have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)

The Discover Hopkins Program is also for students who are academically ready for undergraduate courses, but would like to concentrate on one topic. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DISCOVER HOPKINS PROGRAMS…
You must be at least 15 years old by June 30, 2016
• Have completed your freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school
• Have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)

You will receive a university transcript with your grade(s) at the end of the program. The credits you earn at Hopkins are university undergraduate credits, which you may transfer to your future university program.

Johns Hopkins will be providing one NSHSS member with a scholarship to attend their Pre-College summer session in 2016, and NSHSS students may also apply for additional need-based grants. The deadline for need-based grants is March 16, 2016. Details: TBA

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Tía Tula Language Study in Spain

Tía Tula Spanish School Scholarship for NSHSS Members

Tía Tula is the perfect place to learn Spanish. Situated in downtown Salamanca, Tía Tula Spanish School is a teaching center accredited by the Instituto Cervantes and specialized in organizing Spanish immersion programs abroad throughout the year. The institute is offering one tuition-based scholarship, which consists of an Intensive Spanish Language Program during four weeks in July 2016, July 3 - 30. The school will sponsor the tuition of four hours daily of Spanish lessons and the arrangement of housing with a host family, which includes full board and a single room, for the duration of the four-week program. The winner of the scholarship will be the person with the application number closer to the winning number of the Spanish National Lottery, March 19, 2016.

Tía Tula is also offering 20 partial scholarships (a 35% discount in the Intensive Spanish Language Course) for the same dates to the first 20 students writing to Tía Tula expressing their interest in the program. These partial scholarships will take place on the same date as the full scholarship. If a student with a partial scholarship wins the full scholarship, Tía Tula will refund the total price paid by the student to book his/her place in the program.

All applicants are welcome to Tía Tula, no matter your level of Spanish.

To view the full range of courses visit: http://www.tiatula.com/courses/spanish.php
For more information, please e-mail: info@tiatula.com

Apply for scholarship: http://www.tiatula.com/scholarship-for-NSHSS-members

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Robert Sheppard Leadership Awards 2016

One $2,500 scholarship for the first place winner and a $1,000 scholarship for the top four finalists who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to community service and initiative in volunteer activities.

Deadline to apply: March 20, 2016.

Open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Apply online in the member dashboard when the application opens. You may cancel the application before submitting but once submitted, it is closed for editing.

Requirements: personal statement, list of service activities, educator recommendation submitted online by the recommender, transcript, and a color photo. The statement & service activities may be uploaded or copied and pasted into the application. The transcript may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed. The personal statement requires you to discuss the volunteer project which you feel most benefited both you and the recipients in about 500 words, and also how and why you became involved in the project, what it entailed, and what have been the results.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Di Yerbury International Scholar Awards 2016

Five $1,000 scholarships awarded in honor of Dr. Di Yerbury, NSHSS Advisory Board Member, for NSHSS college students to participate in international study during college.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI) 2016

NSHSS is proud to partner with the Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI) to offer NSHSS members a special tuition scholarship.

ESSYI is a two-week academic enrichment program that provides talented, rising high school juniors and seniors with a college-level, hands-on learning experience that explores the many disciplines, tools and approaches needed to address complex, environmental issues. The mission of ESSYI is to empower students with the confidence, capacity, and tools to change the world. At the same time, the program helps students understand the variety of collegiate and career opportunities that are related to one’s interest in the environment.

Founded in 1993, ESSYI annually hosts 30-35 students, many who attend the program thanks to scholarships provided by private foundations and public organizations. Since its inception, scholarships totaling more than $150,000 have been awarded through ESSYI - and as the program continues to receive wider recognition - it is seeking to expand its connections, both at the local and national levels.

NSHSS scholars are invited to apply to the ESSYI Tuition Scholarship Competition using the regular application process on the ESSYI website. When applying, we ask that you indicate that you are applying for an NSHSS scholarship in the application section entitled “Academic Interests.”

Alternatively, you may also use the “Request Information” section of the website to request a brochure, information about the Colleges, and paper application materials.

The winner will be chosen based on a combination of academic ability, a teacher’s recommendation, and a personal statement. The personal statement should be environmentally focused and provide us with insight into who you are and how you think.

There are three scholarship awards of $600 each available.

The $25 application fee will be waived for all NSHSS members. The deadline to apply is March 25th, 2016.

More information about ESSYI, total cost, and an online application are available at:
http://essyi.hws.edu

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Friday, March 25, 2016

The University of Sydney Gap & First Year Program Abroad Scholarship

The University of Sydney offers the best student experience in Australia coupled with state-of-the-art learning environments and academic support services in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A Study Abroad experience after high school is a brilliant way to kick start your tertiary education by experiencing an exciting new culture, seeing the world and studying unique subjects.

The 2016 Gap & First Year Program allows students with no previous university-level study an opportunity to choose from over 150 units of study spanning Arts, Social Sciences, Business, Education, Music, Engineering & IT, and Science. From Photography to Astronomy or Sport and Learning in Australian Culture, there is a wide variety of units available.

Two $6,000 USD scholarships are offered for NSHSS members toward participation in the 2016 Gap & First Year Program for Semester 2 at the University of Sydney. The program starts July 25, 2016, and ends November 19, 2016. More details about the program can be found at: https://www.nshss.org/media/66087/USyd-USA-Gap-and-First-Year-Program.pdf

Scholarship Application Requirements:

• Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by July 25, 2016 (program start date), and must not reside in Australia
• Personal response of up to 500 words explaining why you wish to study at the University of Sydney
• Transcript
• Academic recommendation
• Resume of honors and awards, leadership activities, community service activities, extra-curricular activities
• Photo

*The scholarship covers approximately 70% of the tuition fees. Scholarship recipients will need to be prepared to cover the remaining tuition fees and other expenses such as the cost of airfare, accommodation, student visa, local events, travel and food.

Scholarship recipients receive:
• Guaranteed accommodation walking distance to campus
• MATES Abroad Mentor Program for students to meet Australian students and ease their transition into Sydney
• On-site orientation and farewell event
• Ongoing support and guidance once abroad, from academic advice and mentoring to hands-on help in case of an emergency

Students must submit an application for the NSHSS scholarship AND an application to the University of Sydney (application submission may be in any order; scholarship and program applications will be paired together). For questions about the program and instructions for the university application, contact: Kristin Johnson, Study Abroad Adviser, kristin.johnson@sydney.edu.au

Apply for the scholarship through the NSHSS dashboard; apply for the program itself through the University of Sydney.

NSHSS Scholarship Application Deadline: March 25, 2016
University of Sydney Program Application Deadline: April 30, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Scholarship

The National Outdoor Leadership School provides two full tuition scholarships for NSHSS members to attend NOLS summer courses (May 15 - Aug. 1).

All NSHSS high school members receive a $150 partial scholarship for NOLS courses, and the standard NOLS $65 application fee is waived.

Apply directly through NOLS for the program and for the scholarship by contacting 800-710-6657 and be sure to indicate you are an NSHSS member.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Claes Nobel Women of Tomorrow Leadership Awards

This $1,000 scholarship is being established to encourage and empower young women to assume future leadership roles in their colleges and universities, their careers and communities and to become mentors for the young women following in their footsteps.

Eligibility: NSHSS female high school seniors with a 3.5 minimum GPA who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in their schools and communities.

Requirements: transcript, educator recommendation, personal statement of 500 words, resume highlighting leadership activities, photo

Leadership doesn’t have to mean being the head of a club. Actions, not titles, make leaders. Discuss how, through your leadership and participation in school and community events, activities and organizations, you possess the mindset and skills to succeed one day as a leader in the field of your own dreams. Some points you may wish to address, but are not limited to, include: using creativity to solve problems, using humor to diffuse tense situations and build relationships, and inspiring confidence in others to collaborate with you or follow your lead. Please be as specific in your examples.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Semester at Sea 2016

Semester at Sea waives the $50 non-refundable application fee for NSHSS members. NSHSS also awards an around-the-world travel/study program scholarship, an amazing opportunity worth up to $20,000 to an NSHSS college member.

Travel the World! Join Semester at Sea for the “The Mediterranean, Atlantic and Beyond.” September 11- December 22, 2016.

Applicants must have completed at least one semester of college coursework. The scholarship covers the entire program cost), which offers up to 12 credit hours through Colorado State University. The student is responsible for air fare and visa costs.

Please read the full information about the program, including dates, itinerary, courses available, faculty, credit transfer instructions, and other pertinent matters, at http://www.semesteratsea.org/voyages/fall-2016/. Also you can apply for additional financial aid through the Semester at Sea program as well. Be sure to review guidelines and deadlines on the Semester at Sea website, and you will also need to apply for the program itself on the Semester at Sea website.

Semester at Sea will waive the $50 program application fee for all members. To receive the free promo code, use the promotion code NSHSS on the SAS website. Students do not need to be U.S. citizens or residents of the U.S. to apply.

For information on the program and information on financial aid for the program, visit the Semester at Sea website at http://www.semesteratsea.org/admission-aid/financing-aid-scholarships/scholarships/.
Deadline April 1, 2016.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Pink Cloud Initiative in Italy - Women in STEM

Apply via email. Only a LIMITED number of grants available, for an application send an email to apply4pinkcloud@faf.org

NSHSS females ages 18-24 interested in STEM now have an opportunity through our partner Friendship Ambassadors Foundation and Microsoft Italy to participate in a special initiative called The Pink Cloud, a 3-day event designed to inspire you to pursue a career in STEM through free courses, hackathons, networking opportunities and inspirational talks from successful female role models.

Microsoft Italy will be providing grants to qualified candidates, to attend and participate in The Pink Cloud Initiative, in Naples, Italy from May 10-13, 2016.

More about The Pink Cloud: The Pink Cloud is a special initiative developed by Microsoft, aimed at closing the gender gap in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in order to create a society based on gender-equal opportunities.

This is the fourth year of Pink Cloud; the 2016 theme is “Pink Cloud. Land Area Has Its Own Special Talents”. After successes in Florence 2013, Rome 2014 and Milan 2015, The Pink Cloud will be held in Naples.

The exclusive Microsoft Pink Cloud scholarship includes the following:
• All local transfers within Naples
• 3-nights’ accommodation and meals (Nights of May 10, 11 & 12)
• Access to The Pink Cloud’s 2-day program (Conference and workshops)
• The Pink Cloud conference/workshop materials
• Guided Naples Tour
Qualifications:
• Females, between 18 and 24 years old
• Interested in STEM or developing a career in innovation and technology
• Must have a visa to enter Italy
Apply via email. Only a LIMITED number of grants available, for an application send an email to apply4pinkcloud@faf.org

Important Notes:

Arrival: May 10, 2016
Departure: May 13, 2016

Please note that flight arrangements, to and from Naples, plus extensions and travel insurance, are not included in the conference scholarship.

Application Deadline: April 21, 2016.

To request for an application, please send an email to apply4pinkcloud@faf.org


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Saturday, April 30, 2016

A&F Diversity Champion Awards 2016

For high school seniors reflecting experience and perspectives on diversity & inclusion.

The awards are for the freshman year of college. Apply online in the member dashboard. You may cancel the application before submitting but once submitted, it is closed for editing. Requirements: personal statement, resume, educator recommendation submitted online by the recommender, transcript, and a color photo. The statement & resume may be uploaded or copied and pasted into the application. The transcript may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed. The applications also requires responses to questions on the application regarding Diversity & Inclusion.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

American Business School in Paris

American Business School Paris, an NSHSS Collaborating University, is pleased to announce a tuition discount for NSHSS members. American Business School Paris offers several programs of study, dually accredited in both the United States and in France:

Bachelor of Business Administration (majors: International Business, International Finance or International & Luxury Marketing)

Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion and Luxury Retail Management

The American Business School Paris will offer 20% reduction of tuition cost for all NSHSS members with at least a 3.0 GPA who are enrolled in one of the American Business School degree programs listed above.

For more information please visit our webpage (http://www.absparis.org/en/) or email absparis@groupe-igs.fr.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

NSHSS Academic Paper Awards 2016

Twenty-five $250 cash awards to recognize NSHSS members who have written academic papers as class assignments in high school, such as a research paper, an original essay, or an analytical paper. Winning papers will be published on the NSHSS website. The essay must have been assigned and submitted for a class you have taken in high school, or are currently taking. If you are dual-enrolled in high school and college, you may submit a paper from the college class. We will not consider fiction or poetry, journal entries, computer programs, or lab reports. You may submit one paper per year. Winners must agree to publication of their essay on the NSHSS website in order to receive the award.

Winning essays will be posted on the NSHSS website. All entries must be submitted by May 1, 2016. Submissions will not be returned.

Method of submission: Upload a copy of your essay on the online application as a Word document or pdf.

You will need to provide the title of the paper, name of the class, term/year when the class was taken, and the name and contact information of the teacher who assigned the paper.

Apply online in the member dashboard: http://www.nshss.org/dashboard/
Deadline to submit: May 1, 2016

For questions, please contact scholarships@nshss.org

*Essays must be submitted in English.

To view previous NSHSS Academic Paper Award Winners, visit: http://www.nshss.org/member-benefits/scholarship-winners/academic-paper-award-winners/

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Envision Career & Leadership Program 2016

Five full tuition scholarships for the Envision summer career program of your choice. All members receive a $200 tuition discount by enrolling on the Envision/NSHSS webpage and including your NSHSS Membership Identification Number. Envision is providing 5 full tuition program scholarships for NSHSS high school members to attend its summer programs. Visit the Envision website for program dates, deadlines, and locations on the NSHSS Envision landing page: copy and paste the following link to access the page that's specifically for NSHSS members, do NOT select the hyperlink (you will not be prompted to enter your membership ID if you select the hyperlink), https://go.envisionexperience.com/emiEnrollOnline/NewUser.aspx?utm_partner=NSHSS . The programs have a variety of dates and locations.

This application is for the scholarship only. To attend a program you must apply for the program on the Envision NSHSS landing page. There are 11 programs available in the following 8 fields: Medicine; Law; Business; Engineering; Technology; Digital Media; Intelligence, Diplomacy & Defense; and Leadership.

To submit this scholarship application, you will also need to supply a list of your honors, achievements, and extracurricular activities; a personal statement between about 250-500 words explaining why you believe participating in the Envision summer program will benefit you; and a color head shot for possible website posting.

Additionally, you will need to provide an educator with the link in the application to submit a recommendation form on your behalf if you have not had one submitted for you in 2016.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Claes Nobel Entrepreneur Scholar Awards 2016

$1,000 awards open to high school juniors and seniors who have an idea for a product, service, business, or other innovation. Apply online in the member dashboard.

Requirements:

Description:
A brief description of your proposed idea, business, or product explaining what it is, why there is a need for it, how it is different from others in the same category, how you would make (or have made) a prototype, and what is your plan for turning this innovation into reality. Let us know how you got the idea and what you have done about it thus far.

Business Plan: Applicants are also required to include a business plan outlining strategies for launching their idea.

A business plan outlines how you plan to grow your business and explains your strategic vision. Visit websites such as Small Business Administration for information and guidance and tips for creating your plan. The Small Business Administration website provides free information for young entrepreneurs and for guidance. You may also take 30-minute free online courses for young entrepreneurs to assist you with starting a business, as well as creating a business plan, which also contains a sample business plan template:

https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/young-entrepreneurs https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/how-write-business-plan https://www.sba.gov/content/how-make-your-business-plan-stand-out
https://www.sba.gov/content/young-entrepreneurs-series

Your business plan should include the following components in a document. You may review the SBA sample template from the free online video course provided by the SBA https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/how-write-business-plan
• Executive Summary
• Company Description
• Market Analysis
• Organization and Management plan
• Service or Product description
• Marketing and sales plans
• Funding request needs (if applicable)
• Financial projections

Applications also require an educator recommendation, transcript, resume, and photo.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ford College Community Challenge

Ford College Community Challenge – Deadline May 11, 2016
Eligible: Currently enrolled college undergraduate and graduate students
Submit a proposal for a student-led, community-building project for a chance to win a $25,000 grant! Ford Motor Company Fund will choose up to 10 proposals and each winning school or student organization will receive a $25,000 grant to implement their projects. To submit a proposal for the 2016 Ford College Community Challenge or to learn more about this opportunity, please visit http://www.fordblueovalnetwork.org/contests/ford-c3.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

NSHSS Ambassador Awards 2016

Ten $1,000 scholarships for NSHSS Ambassadors graduating in 2016 who demonstrate specific ways in which they have represented NSHSS and helped to build a positive global community.

Apply online in the member area of the website at https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/ When you apply online, once you submit your application, it will be closed for editing.

For this application, you will need:
. name and email address of your school principal
. name and email address of your school counselor
. resume listing honors and awards, leadership activities, extra-curricular activities, and community service
. color photo of yourself
. educator recommendation (link provided in application)
. personal statement addressing one of the following:

A. In what specific ways you have represented NSHSS as an ambassador?
B. How you have contributed as an ambassador to building a positive global community?

You are encouraged to send include photos and press clippings of any activities if available.

Transcript - submit a transcript via upload, email, or mail. If you have already submitted a transcript for a 2016 scholarship, you do not need to send another one.
Transcripts may be uploaded or emailed to: scholarships@nshss.org
or mailed to:

NSHSS Ambassador Scholarship
NSHSS Headquarters
1936 N. Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30319

Sunday, May 15, 2016

George Washington Univ. Summer Non-Credit Classes 2016

Summer Immersion Programs (noncredit)

GW will waive the application fee for NSHSS students interested in applying to Summer Immersion non-credit program courses. Students must indicate NSHSS on their application for consideration.

SESSION I: TBA
• Writing the City
• Corcoran Summer Arts: Ceramics & Painting
• Social Change & Leadership
• Business Issues in a Global Economy
• Crime & Justice
• Photojournalism: Media in Focus
• U.S. Foreign Policy: Multilateralism
• Robotics SESSION II: TBA
• Biomedical Engineering: Identifying Medical Problems & Developing Solutions
• Communication and Negotiation in a Global Society
• Crime Scene Investigation: CSI DC
• Election Politics: Building a Campaign
• Principles of International Law
• Corcoran Summer Arts: Photography & Digital Design
• Power, Influence, & the News: Understanding Media

For program information visit GW Pre-College Programs at http://www.precollege.gwu.edu or contact GW at 202-242-6360 or email gwsummer@gwu.edu.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

NSHSS Literary Competition 2016

Express Yourself!

Deadline for all submissions: May 15, 2016

All NSHSS high school members are eligible to submit their creative work in our new Claes Nobel Literary Competition. Winning literary entries will be published on the NSHSS website. Entries will be judged on creativity, technique, expression, and originality. Three prizes will be awarded in each of the two categories: Poetry and Fiction.

In each category, the following prizes will be awarded:
First prize: $1,000
2nd prize: $500
3rd prize: $250

Students may submit poetry AND/OR fiction to the literary contest. All entries must be uploaded online in the application in the member dashboard. Entries should not have been previously published. All entries must be uploaded online in the application either as Word document files or pdf files. Submit one entry per category.

Poetry: Students may submit their original poetry in any style, from formal verse, to free verse to experimental. The poem should be formatted as you wish it to appear in publication.

Fiction:
Student may submit a piece of short fiction, which must be no more than 5,000 words and should not be single-spaced. The entry may be any genre of the student’s choice, including graphic novel or story.

By submitting your literary work to us, you are giving NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so.

Winners in the poetry and fiction categories may be invited to participate in a public reading of their works.

***If you wish to submit both an entry in Poetry and an entry in Fiction, you may do so (or you may submit an entry in one category only).

Sunday, May 15, 2016

NSHSS Visual Arts Competition 2016

NSHSS high school students may submit visual art and photography–painting, drawing, ceramics, glass, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, weaving, digital and 35mm photography. These must be submitted as digital files, which must be a minimum 300 dpi JPEG. All work must be the student’s original work. Submit only one entry. By submitting your work to us, you are giving NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so.

Finalists will be contacted to submit physical artworks if appropriate for the category. These will be shipped to the NSHSS headquarters at the finalist’s expense and will be donated to NSHSS.

Applicants must also provide a brief statement describing the work submitted – what inspired the work, how it was created, and the intent. Entries also require an educator recommendation.
For questions, contact scholarships@nshss.org

Cash prizes will be awarded to students with the top submissions in the two categories below:

Photography: First prize: $1,000 2nd prize: $500 3rd prize: $250
Painting/Media: First prize: $1,000 2nd prize: $500 3rd prize: $250

To view the 2015 NSHSS Visual Arts Competition Winners, visit: http://www.nshss.org/newsroom/news-items/2015-newsletter/december/feature/

Sunday, May 15, 2016

NSHSS Video Competition 2016

Express Yourself!

Video - Open to all high school members.
Video Prompt: Express yourself by providing an artistic representation of yourself or your worldview through film. Films should be no more than 5 minutes long, and submissions can be made in the following categories: scripted film narrative, animation, documentary, or music video/musical/dance performance. ***Previously created music may be used if the song’s original artist and composer are credited.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

•Expression of a clear theme;
•Quality of the storyline and script (if applicable);
•Creativity and/or content originality;
•Production quality; and
•Editing.
To enter, upload your video to YouTube and provide the link in your application.

By submitting your work to us, you are giving NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so.

Plagiarism: NSHSS has a no-tolerance policy for plagiarism. Any applicant whose winning work is determined to be plagiarized in whole or in part will forfeit any awards.
Applicants must also provide a brief statement describing the work submitted – what inspired the work, how it was created, and the intent. Entries also require an educator recommendation.

For questions, contact scholarships@nshss.org

First prize: $1,000
2nd prize: $500
3rd prize: $250

To view the 2015 NSHSS Video Competition Winners, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIns-DNGzA0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkNedtE6H0s

Sunday, May 15, 2016

NSHSS Emerging Leader Award

Scholarship opportunity for an undergraduate college freshman, sophomore or junior who demonstrates exemplary leadership in their school, community and/or workplace. This award will recognize a student who has made a significant impact and positive difference through his/her leadership activities and initiatives. Scholarship funds will be sent to the student’s university prior to the Fall 2016 semester and can be used at any 4-year accredited university.

Eligibility:
• Be enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate degree program with a minimum GPA of 3.0
• Full-time student taking 12 or more credits during Fall 2016 semester.
• Application is open to NSHSS college members worldwide.

Amount: $1,000

Application requirements:
Submit the application online in your NSHSS member dashboard: www.nshss.org/dashboard • Response to two applications questions
• Resume including leadership activities
• Transcript – may be uploaded, emailed, or mailed
• Recommendation (submitted online – link is available on the application)
• Color headshot suitable for possible website posting

Application Questions (select two – no more than 500 words for each question)
1. In your own words, how do you define leadership?
2. What three words best describe your leadership style and why?
3. Explain how your leadership in a particular activity or initiative has made a positive impact on the lives of others and/or in your community.


Sponsored by Morgan Vazquez, President, NSHSS Fellows Executive Board

Morgan Vazquez, an NSHSS scholarship recipient in 2009, graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University, where she remained actively engaged with NSHSS. As a Student Council member, Morgan spent time speaking and providing advice to college-bound students and served as an NSHSS representative during Nobel Week at the University of Stockholm. Currently, she is a Vice President – Senior Recruiter of Campus Strategy & Pipeline Development at BNY Mellon in New York City.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Syracuse University Summer College

Syracuse University’s Summer College for High School Students gives students an amazing opportunity not only to explore their artistic, intellectual, and professional passions, but also to experience college life. With both credit and noncredit offerings lasting from two through six weeks, our programs represent the rich diversity of fields that span the University’s schools and colleges. Summer College students become part of a dynamic community of equally dedicated students from—on average—30 US States and 15 countries. They navigate daily life in a residence hall and participate in on-campus programs and events; have full access to campus resources, including recreational facilities, tennis courts, sports fields, and swimming pools; see the sights on trips to local cultural attractions, amusement parks, and Niagara Falls; and prepare for college through workshops and tours of local universities. Syracuse University Summer College will truly provide you with the summer of a lifetime.

Syracuse University Summer College will be providing a limited amount of partial scholarships ($500 towards a two-week program or $1500 towards a six-week program) to eligible NSHSS members on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information (including dates and costs), please check out the website, http://summercollege.syr.edu/, or contact sumcoll@syr.edu or 315-443-5000.

Apply to Syracuse University's Summer College!

Students are admitted on a rolling basis, with the application deadline May 15, 2016.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Claes Nobel Legacy Awards

The Claes Nobel Legacy Award is being established by Greg Goff, CEO of Tesoro Corporation, in honor of Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, to highlight his family legacy of rewarding excellence.

Mr. Nobel has dedicated his life and work to the values that he holds dear: preserving the earth, promoting peace, and changing the world for the better. In 2002, he co-founded NSHSS with James W. Lewis to acknowledge and nurture the continuing success of high school and college students who have distinguished themselves through academic accomplishment, exemplary leadership and community involvement.

Mr. Nobel encourages all people to prescribe to “The Seven Rights,” a powerful remedy for Universal Peace, Environmental Sustainability, and Personal Happiness. “The Seven Rights” include:

1. Right Thought
Your mind is a dynamic organ. Everything in the universe and in the world – yes, even you originated in thought.

2. Right Word
Words are incredibly powerful. Once a word leaves your mouth, not even the strength of 10,000 elephants can pull it back again.

3. Right Deed
Let Dignity, Honor, and Truth be the noble hallmarks of your character.

4. Right Attitude
Smile and laugh. Be kind, positive, and helpful to all. Become a good listener.

5. Right Livelihood
Step lightly on the Earth--leave no foot-prints.

6. Right Here
You do not have to go to the far corners of the world. Start world transformation in your own community. Start right in your own backyard.

7. Right Now
No procrastination! No excuses! Become a very busy, active person for World Betterment and World Change.

Claes Nobel World Legacy Award

This award is a $5,000 college scholarship for NSHSS members who have demonstrated in an outstanding manner the values of Mr. Nobel. A total of two awards will be offered.

Personal statement:

Applicants will respond in a statement of up to 500 words to the following:

Mr. Nobel promotes “The Seven Rights” as a prescription for living a productive life and contributing to the betterment of society. Those include right thought, right word, right deed, right attitude and right livelihood, and conclude with right here and right now.

“Ladies and gentleman, to have a future or not – that is our choice,” Nobel said. “… Together we can change the world.”

Explain how you have contributed and are contributing to the betterment of the world through one or more of Mr. Nobel’s “The Seven Rights”.

Eligibility:

High school seniors and college freshmen who have a minimum GPA of 3.5. College freshmen must be enrolled in an accredited university. Scholarship funds will be sent to the university where the recipients are enrolled or will enroll when entering college.

Requirements:

Personal statement, educator and/or community leader recommendation, transcript, resume, photo.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

ECE Paris - Study Engineering in Paris this Summer!

ECE Paris is among the top engineering schools in France, and they offer summer courses taught entirely in English. ECE Paris is offering two full tuition scholarships for NSHSS members with or pursing a bachelor's degree. NSHSS members in college, in graduate school, and members who have received a bachelor's degree and are not currently enrolled in graduate school are eligible for this opportunity.

Summer is near, and it’s time to start making plans. Sure, you could travel to Paris and visit famous landmarks, but don’t stop there! Situated in the heart of Paris, steps away from the Eiffel Tower sits the campus of ECE Paris, an NSHSS Collaborating University.

There are four courses available:
• Energy and Environment
• Operating Systems
• Web Application
• Augmented and Virtual Reality

Dates: July 4, 2016—July 28, 2016

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2016

Register Today
To register, please email your completed Summer Program Application Form (select "Apply" to access form) to summer@pariseiffel.fr.

Tuition & Scholarships
The tuition for each of these programs is 1,850€ ($2,040); however, ECE Paris is offering FREE TUITION for two NSHSS college members.

Each program includes:
• Opening Ceremony
• Courses
• Cultural Visits each Friday
• Certificate Ceremony
• Transcripts
• 8 or 9 ECTS credits (depending on the course)

Students are responsible for their own transportation, housing, food and international insurance. Although ECE has secured both private residences and host families, students have the freedom of choosing their own housing.

About ECE Paris, Graduate School of Engineering
Founded in 1919, ECE Paris is committed to training students in science and technology focusing on emerging information and communications technology. ECE Paris' mission is to train students in the international development of businesses and all economic players in a globalized world, with respect for ethics, diversity and cultures.

***Eligibility requirements: Must have or be pursuing a bachelor's degree

For more information, please contact summer@pariseiffel.fr or visit http://summer.pariseiffel.fr/index.php .

We hope that you will take advantage of this great opportunity!

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Envision College Scholar Awards 2016

Envision is offering two $1,000 college scholarships for NSHSS high school seniors.

For this application, you will need to supply the name and mailing information of your school; your high school principal and counselor's name and email address; a resume listing honors and awards, leadership activities, extra-curricular activities, and community service; a personal statement of about 500 words which may be copied and pasted, or uploaded. You will also need to submit a transcript and educator recommendation. If you have already submitted a transcript and/or recommendation for an NSHSS scholarship in 2016, you do not need to submit these again.

The personal statement of up to 500 words responding to one of the following topics:

1. Discuss the academic field that you wish to pursue, explaining your interests, the opportunities you hope to find, and your ultimate goals in this field.

2. Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.

The transcript can be uploaded on the application, emailed or mailed. The details are on the application.

The recommendation form is online. Please provide your recommender with the deadline date and link provided on the application if you do not have a recommendation for 2016.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

CollegeWeekLive Scholarship

CollegeWeekLive has helped more than 1,500,000 students from 192 countries navigate the college admissions process and find the best college match. CollegeWeekLive enables students to live chat with admissions representatives and students from hundreds of U.S. and international universities and to watch presentations from education experts on topics such as mastering the SATs/ACTs, writing a standout college essay, choosing a college, and more. CollegeWeekLive has partnered with NSHSS to offer an exclusive $2,500 scholarship to NSHSS members. NSHSS members can enter the scholarship at www.collegeweeklive.com/nshss. Eligibility: Must be an NSHSS members and enroll in an accredited institution of higher learning no later than Fall 2020.
Deadline is May 31, 2016!

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Thermo Fisher Scientific STEM Scholarships 2016

Four $2,500 scholarships for NSHSS college members pursuing a major and career in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics).

• Personal response of up to 500 words answering one of two questions provided on application
• Transcript
• Educator recommendation
• Resume of honors and awards, leadership activities, community service activities, extra-curricular activities, internships and employment history

Application Questions:

These scholarships are being awarded to students pursuing STEM careers. Please respond to one of the following questions in a statement of up to 500 words.

A. How do your career aspirations align with the mission of Thermo Fisher Scientific?
Mission: To enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

B. How do you demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific’s core values of innovation, integrity, intensity and involvement?

*Rising sophomores and juniors are eligible

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Macquarie University NSHSS Tuition Scholarship 2016

The aim of the Macquarie University Vice-Chancellors Merit scholarship is to offer NSHSS members the opportunity to gain a world renowned Bachelors or Master Degree from a prestigious Australian University.
The scholarship is intended for use in Semester 2, 2016 (July start date).
Value: The value of the scholarship is $10,000AUD which will be a one off-payment deducted from the student’s first semesters tuition. Priority areas:
In accordance with the NSHSS founding values and Macquarie University’s programs, the following areas have been identified as priority areas for the scholarship:
Master of International Relations
Master of International Communications
Master of International Public Diplomacy
Master of Environment
Bachelor of International Studies
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Bachelor of Arts in International Communications
Bachelor of Environment

Students who apply for one of more of the above programs will be given priority however, other areas will be considered.
Requirements:
Students must be a NSHSS member and U.S. resident with a current GPA or 3.0 out of 4 or equivalent.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

2016 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations

NSHSS partner Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is providing NSHSS members with special discounts to attend the 2016 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations on August 10-12, 2016, in New York City. This opportunity is open to NSHSS members, ages 16 to 28.
The Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations is a unique platform created by Friendship Ambassadors Foundation to foster dialogue and generate partnerships between exceptional youth, UN high officials and staff, the private sector and civil society, and academic institutions.
With more than 700 young delegates from around the world attending the event, participants will develop a deeper understanding of the various practices and perspectives in international development through meaningful exchanges.
NSHSS members can select many options for participating in the 2016 Summer Youth Assembly program:

1) The Youth Assembly at the United Nations Conference-only Option (August 10-12, 2016*) at a discounted rate of $125 per person.
Conference-only delegates will receive admittance to the 3-day Youth Assembly at the United Nations, as well as a keepsake lanyard and souvenir. *Check-in on August 9, 2016.

2) The Youth Assembly Delegate Package Options that offer additional Pre-YA and Post-YA events:

• Pre-YA: New Jersey - Social Ventures for Sustainable Development (SV4SD) Seminar: an intensive certificate-based mini-course on global youth-led development. Collaborate with group members to develop and propose a solution to a real-world issue through social innovation. The best proposal will be presented at the YA.
• YA: New York - 18th Youth Assembly at the United Nations: three days of plenary sessions and interactive workshops where youth will develop the skills they need to take a stand and enact change in their communities and globally. The Youth Assembly is structured around the United Nation's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Outstanding delegates will be awarded.
• Post-YA: Washington, DC - World Bank Visit: A once in a lifetime opportunity for attendees to engage in conversation with officers of the World Bank on today's global economic issues such as anti-corruption and the impact of climate change on the global economy. World Bank certificate will be awarded.
The early bird registration deadline is April 29, 2016. The final registration deadline is June 30, 2016.

There are discounts available to NSHSS for all the Youth Assembly Delegate Package Options. Visit the YA@UN Partner Page for more information about each option: http://nshss.org/about-nshss/partnerships-and-collaborations/friendship-ambassadors-foundationyouth-assembly-at-the-united-nations/
Register on the Youth Assembly at the United Nations Website: http://www.youthassembly.nyc/register. Be sure to list NSHSS Member on your application form to receive the YA@UN discounts.

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